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The Famine Blog

What you can experience

BY 30 HOUR FAMINE TEAM

 

Hello! My name is Robert Zagaja and last summer, I was a chosen participant for the 30 Hour Famine Study Tour! In August, I was joined by eight other students from around the nation as we made our way to Burundi, Africa to witness first hand, our famine funds at work. I was completely amazed by the magnitude of progress that 30 hour famine funds were making. I got to see how World Vision’s efforts are impacting so many people’s lives. Here are a few highlights from the trip:

Q&A with Online FUNdraising Guru: David Pitts

BY 30 HOUR FAMINE TEAM

As the new 30 Famine intern, I wanted to master the skill of the new(ish) online fundraising platform… So when I had questions…I went to ‘The Guru’ (David Pitts). Here’s what I learned and how your Famine fundraising just got way more fun & easy!

Four Countries to Cover in Prayer

BY 30 HOUR FAMINE TEAM

 

World Vision partners with communities around the world to banish hunger-giving families the tools they need to feed and sustain themselves. The battle is not just a physical one though, it is also a spiritual one. As you fight to overcome hunger and raise funds to change lives, here are four countries to lift up in prayer that your Famine funds will be supporting this year.

Where We’re Fighting Hunger: Zimbabwe

BY 30 HOUR FAMINE TEAM

Zimbabwe, which means “big house of stone”, has been anything but stable in recent years…

Fast Facts:

  • Area-comparative: Slightly larger than Montana
  • Population: 13.2 million
  • Religion: Syncretic (combination of Christian and indigenous beliefs) 50%, Christian 25%, Indigenous beliefs 24%, Muslim/other 1%

Meet Dan: The newest addition to the Famine Team!

BY 30 HOUR FAMINE TEAM

Skylar [SJ], the 30 Hour Famine Intern, sat down with the newest member of our team, Dan [DB], and asked him a few questions about his life & time at World Vision. Here is a glimpse into the Famine team & why we are so excited to be welcoming Dan to the team!

Easter with Jesus & not the bunny: 5 Ideas to shake up your Easter

BY 30 HOUR FAMINE TEAM

This weekend, millions of people will dye & hide eggs, attend church, and play “Easter bunny” while giving baskets of gifts & chocolate. While all of this is fun, are we missing something?

Lauren: learning how to change the world

BY 30 HOUR FAMINE TEAM

The Study Tour is an incredible opportunity to see poverty firsthand & the impact your Famine funds are having in the lives of people around the world. Lauren, from the 2010 Study Tour to Bolivia, shares about her experience; from the hardship of seeing how some people lived to the frustration of figuring out her place in the world after getting home.  Read on to hear Lauren’s honest, two year journey since Bolivia.

Africa: The West (and East) Side Story

BY 30 HOUR FAMINE TEAM

Within the past few months, you’ve heard a lot about the Famine that happened in the Horn of Africa, (East Africa). Today, another food crisis has hit the radar, this time in West Africa. This is the story of the East & the West and what your Famine funds are doing to help.

30 Days of Fasting & Prayer: Reflections from Jono

BY 30 HOUR FAMINE TEAM

Leading up to the February National Famine date, we asked groups across the country to join us in 30 Days of Fasting and Praying. Each day, we fasted from something different-shoes, showers, reading, etc.  Jono, a youth leader from Georgia, participated with his group and was convicted by what God taught him. As we launch the next 30 days of fasting &praying on  Thursday, March 29th, Jono shares how this fasting & praying shaped him and his students as they prepared for their Famine event & reminded them that fasting is more a spiritual mindset than a physical act. Below you will find a PDF  filled with the 30 Days content, complete with incredible pictures, for you to share with your students.

Hunger: Not a game.

BY 30 HOUR FAMINE TEAM

Last night I watched the midnight showing of The Hunger Games. I willed myself to stay awake till we left for the theater and trudged into work today on 4 hours of sleep. And it was totally worth it. Like countless others, I was swept away by Suzanne Collin’s books. I read straight through the series, hanging onto every word and glued to every page. The movie premier had me ecstatic and it lived up to every expectation.

But this is not a movie review.